WORKSHOPS: Master Class Series at gallupARTS

Saturday, February 18, 2023 1pm – Saturday, April 15 1pm

Saturdays, February 18, March 11, and April 15, 1-4pm at gallupARTS ART123 Gallery, 123 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301


516 ARTS is teaming up with gallupARTS for our Indigenous Art Program to present a series of artist-led master classes for local artists and artisans to develop skills for professional and business opportunities. Topics include writing for artists, portfolio review, documentation, online presence, and entrepreneurship. Teachers include Faculty from the Institute of American Indian Arts and Heidi K. Brandow (Diné/Kanaka Maoli), among others. Workshops can be taken as a series or individually. All artists are welcome.

Free. Register or contact

February 18, 2023

Writing for artists: Including help with writing your artist statement, bios, resume and more. Led by Brian Fleetwood

Brian Fleetwood is a jeweler, educator, curator, and writer based in Northern New Mexico. He served a six year apprenticeship with master Muscogee silversmith, Kenneth Johnson, holds an MFA in Craft and Material Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Windgate, Mildred’s Lane, and Doel Reed fellow. Brian has taught nationally and internationally at institutions such as the Oklahoma State University, the Center for Craft, Pratt Fine Arts Center, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the 19 th of May University, and is currently core faculty in Studio Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts.

March 11, 2023

Portfolio review and documentation. Learn to represent yourself as a professional.

(includes still life station + smartphone demo. Two parts: narrative + technical)

Smartphone photography by gallupARTS board member Dana Aldis and 516 ARTS staff

April 15, 2023

Online presence and entrepreneurship

Learn about how best to represent yourself, your work and your practice’s digital identity.

    Led by Heidi Brandow